Accession Number : ADA238145


Title :   William J. Donovan: Visionary, Strategic Leader, an Historical Perspective


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Caruana, Anthony F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a238145.pdf


Report Date : 03 May 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 92


Abstract : This paper presents the concepts of vision and strategic leadership at senior levels as enumerated by several respected civilian and military leaders. The major focus of the paper, from a historical perspective, will be an analysis of the life experiences which included family background, education, character and personality, career path, accumulative knowledge, and the network of contacts that lead William J. 'Wild Bill' Donovan to become a visionary and strategic leader. It chronicles his life in four stages demonstrating his efforts towards realizing his visions, especially the development of a central intelligence agency for the United States. It attempts to prove that Major General William J. Donovan was a citizen soldier worthy of study by U.S. Army War College students and other senior leaders.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *VISION , UNITED STATES , STUDENTS , PATHS , PERSONALITY , MILITARY COMMANDERS , CAREERS , ARMY TRAINING , INTELLIGENCE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE